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New Release Round-Up 05-22-20

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia - New West Records
Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. In ten deftly drawn sonic portraits, Steve Earle and his band The Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose.


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The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form - Interscope Records
Notes On A Conditional Form is The 1975's highly anticipated fourth studio album. Available this week (LP coming 6/12), the 22-track epic includes hit singles "People" and "Me & You Together Song". The band worked to use as little plastic as possible in the manufacturing of the product. 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel - ATO Records
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release Chunky Shrapnel, a new music documentary film and accompanying double-LP live album. The new album features 13 live performances hand-picked from the band’s 2019 UK and European tour, and includes three new musical scores written by Stu Mackenzie that add a magical touch of an alien melancholy throughout the record. Chunky Shrapnel is an experience geared towards not only recreating the energy of a live concert, but creating something tailored and unique to the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

The Teskey Brothers - Live At The Forum

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Following up the Grammy nominated album "Run Home Slow", Australian soul band The Teskey Brothers are back with their new live album "Live At The Forum". The album was recorded on tape during their two day residency at the iconic Forum Melbourne in Australia this past November. Opaque Blue Vinyl.


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Blake Mills - Mutable Set

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Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer, and producer Blake Mills releases his new album Mutable Set. Much of the material was co-written with acclaimed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, and this is Mills' first album of solo music with lyrics since 2014's "Heigh Ho" and second release under New Deal Records / Verve Label Group.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Indigo Girls - Look Long
Alina Baraz - It Was Divine
Victor Wainwright & The Train - Memphis Loud
Ashe - Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1 & 2
The Airborne Toxic Event - Hollywood Park
Tim Burgess - I Love The New Sky
Various Artists - I Still Play
Maita - Best Wishes
Nnamdi - Brat
Enslaved - Utgard
TALsounds - Acquiesce
The Mammals - Nonet
Dennis DeYoung - 26 East, Vol. 1

& More .....

Kip Moore - Red White Blue Jean American Dream
Sarah Jarosz - Maggie
Norah Jones - Were You Watching?
Corb Lund - Grizzly Bear Blues
The Jayhawks - This Forgotten Town
The Naked And Famous - Death




 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross

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If there’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jaime Wyatt's latest album, Neon Cross, it’s that life goes on. And through it all—good times and bad, dreaming and desperation, there is truth. When it came to capturing that truth on tape, Wyatt had some assistance from Shooter Jennings, who produced Neon Cross. Together, she and Jennings boldly color outside the country lines, taking a wide-lens sonic and stylistic approach to the songs on Neon Cross.


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Kip Moore - Wild World

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Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Wild World will be available May 29. Co-writing 12 of the album’s 13 insightful tracks, he navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the album, that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Kip even co-producing the set. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band. CD includes a free poster offer, valid thru 12/31/20.


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The White Buffalo - On The Widow's Walk

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The White Buffalo is Jake Smith: singer, song-writer, guitarist, teller of stories; an artist whose voice – an emotive timber-shakin’ baritone – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or restricted by genre.  And now, The White Buffalo releases the new studio album, ‘On The Widow's Walk’ – an 11 song, loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also plays piano and keys.


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Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners

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The buzz around Christian Lee Hutson started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius (ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him. Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, "... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia." For Fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.


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Rush - Permanent Waves: 40th Anniversary

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Celebrating 40 years of Rush's Permanent Waves, deemed the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. The 3LP Deluxe Edition features original vinyl packaging with a newly designed gatefold jacket for the two discs of live bonus tracks (from the 1980 World Tour). With a 20-page booklet of reimagined artwork by original designer Hugh Syme & unreleased band archive photos. Housed in a slipcase. Features hits like "The Spirit Of Radio" and the cinematic "Jacob's Ladder". Also Available 2CD, Super Deluxe Box Set.


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New Release Round-Up 05-15-20

New Releases

Sleaford Mods - All That Glue - Rough Trade
Sleaford Mods are set to continue their onslaught into 2020 with the release of All That Glue, a collection of songs spanning the last seven years of the bands career; an array of crowd pleasers, B sides, unheard tracks and rarities for fans and the curious, released via Rough Trade.

Moby - All Visible Objects - Mute U.S.
The 17th studio album by iconic electronica musician Moby. Includes the single "Power is Taken", featuring Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro and rapper Boogie.

Jess Williamson - Sorceress - Mexican Summer
Offering a deep-hued kaleidoscope of dusty ‘70s cinema, ‘90s country music and breezy West Coast psychedelia, Jess Williamson’s ‘Sorceress’ weaves a woman’s wild love letters to a confusing present and uncertain future—with reflections on femininity and the pursuit of perfection, New Age beliefs and practices, critiques of capitalism and social media and more. An album about loss of innocence and acquired wisdom that’s self-critical, self-assured and soul-searching.

Chatham County Line - Strange Fascination (First Edition) - Yep Roc
North Carolina's cherished Americana band is back with a new look and feel! Chatham County Line's 12th studio album, Strange Fascination features newly added drums and modern effects that drive a revamped sound. From the dreamy shuffle of 'Oh Me Oh My' to the bold acceptance of 'Leave this World,' the group demonstrates their sharp self-awareness with a good dose of humor. A beautifully crafted album, Strange Fascination highlights the band's exceptional songcraft and musicianship, as well as their continual innovation.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Temple - Domino
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, release their fifth studio album Temple. The album is among Thao's most open and honest work yet, finding her coming out in her public life after a long career in which she kept her queer identity quiet in an effort to avoid turmoil with and alienation from a family and culture she deeply loves. Temple follows Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's 2016 album A Man Alive which was released to widespread critical praise. NPR Music called it a 'brilliant, jarring new album'[Nguyen's] most rewarding work yet,' while Pitchfork raved that it is 'Nguyen's most rhythmically robust, gleefully discordant release to date' and Stereogum called it 'explosive and melodically dense.' Over the past year Thao served as guest host of the acclaimed podcast Song Exploder.

Jamie xx - Idontknow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 12in Single] - Young Turks
Following 2015’s In Colour and global touring with The xx, Idontknow is Jamie’s return to the club. It lived through late 2019 - everywhere from Jamie’s own low-key parties In London and LA to OIL Club in Shenzhen, Caribou’s BBC Essential Mix to Ben UFO on The Lot. Now in uncertain times, it remains a release of energy - to move to, let loose to and to look forward to parties again.

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NEW! CURBSIDE SERVICE STARTING MAY 4TH

In accordance with Governor Whitmer's new guidelines, Green Light will be opening for curbside service starting May 4th!

If we already have what you're looking for in the store, or you've already placed an order and paid on our Discogs page, just give us a call and we'll prepare your order so it's ready when you arrive. We ask that all orders not already pre-paid be paid for before you arrive, whether over the phone or via PayPal, to minimize social contact and help to keep everyone safe. For items we don't currently have in the store, we'll also be taking special orders (pre-paid only).

Of course, we’re also happy to ship your order! Please give us a call at 269-372-8560 for more details. 

The curbside pickup option will be available between 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).

Thank you for supporting local businesses during this time!


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A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:

Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.


Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.   The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store. 

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New Release Round-Up 04-24-20

Brendan Benson - Dear Life

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Third Man Records is proud to release the first new LP in almost seven years from Brendan Benson. Benson’s seventh solo album and first full-length release via Third Man, Dear Life is heralded by the rhapsodic first single, “Good To Be Alive.” “’Good To Be Alive’ is kind of weird, to be honest,” Benson says, “But that’s what I’m most excited about. It says a lot about this record, it’s almost got a split personality or something. It’s totally bizarre – I still sit back and listen to it, thinking, that’s so cool! It’s like somebody else played it, it’s not the same old me.” Benson finds himself in an enviable spot as he enters the third decade of a remarkably creative, consistently idiosyncratic career – an accomplished frontman, musician, songwriter, producer, band member, husband, and dad. DEAR LIFE marks this consummate polymath’s most inventive and upbeat work thus far, an 11-track song cycle about life, love, family, fatherhood, and the pure joy of making music. Produced and almost entirely performed by Benson at his own Readymade Studio in Nashville, the album sees the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist – and co-founder, with Jack White, of The Raconteurs – reveling in a more modernist approach than ever before, fueled by a heady brew of cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming. The result is an untapped playfulness that elevates expertly crafted songs like the future funk-fueled opener, “I Can If You Want Me To,” and the ecstatic “Richest Man Alive” with voluble arrangements, elastic grooves, and incandescent power. Imbued with revitalized ambition and confidence, DEAR LIFE is Brendan Benson at his very best. “There's something about this record,” Benson says. “A friend of mine called it ‘life-affirming.’ I thought it was a joke at first but then realized, well, it’s about life and death for sure. I don’t know if that’s positive or optimistic or whatever, but that's what's going on with me.”

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Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels

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Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels. During the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career Williams has never rested on her laurels as she continues to push herself as a songwriter. On Good Souls Better Angels, she has much she needs to get out. On Good Souls Better Angels, Williams changes course and chooses to forgo the personal and narrative-based songcraft that has become synonymous with her name and instead speaks to some of the injustices permeating our society. Williams recorded Good Souls Better Angels backed by her remarkable, long time band, featuring Butch Norton (drums), Stuart Mathis (guitar) and David Sutton (bass). The rock-solid unit propels the music with both fire and finesse. Good Souls Better Angels marks the first time Williams' husband/manager Tom Overby is credited as a co-writer on many of the new songs. The album was co-produced by Williams, Overby and Ray Kennedy, who last worked with Williams on her 1998 landmark album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.

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Danzig - Sings Elvis - Cleopatra
Glen Danzig paying tribute to his idol and inspiration, Elvis Presley. Features 14 unforgettable interpretations of well-known Elvis classics and unheralded deep cuts that will thrill fans of both of these kings of rock music. Highlights include Danzig's sinister take on "Fever" and a truly haunting version of "Always On My Mind!" Danzig is no stranger to working with American music royalty having written songs for both Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison!

The Used - Heartwork - Big Noise
Eighth studio album from hard rock band from Orem, Utah. First release since critically acclaimed The Canyon (2017). Heartwork features lead tracks “Blow Me” and “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton.” Album reunites the band with longtime producer John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Blink-182, Story of the Year) who’s collaborated on six albums from The Used. Double LP is translucent red with splatter.

Ezra Furman - Sex Education (Original Soundtrack) - Bella Union
Bella Union presents Ezra Furman's soundtrack to the Netflix original series Sex Education. The hit show, starring Asa Butterfield and Gilian Anderson, follows the story of a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother, who teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school. Gathering the music from season 1 and season 2, it features soundtrack exclusives alongside new recordings of some of Furman's best loved songs.


ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Trivium - What The Dead Men Say
Various Artists - Ella 100: Live at the Apollo!
Whitney Rose - We Still Go To Rodeos
Katatonia - City Burials
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 13: September 16th 1989 Poplar Creek
Airbourne - No Guts. No Glory [LP]
Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders
Allan Rayman - Christian
Other Lives - For Their Love
Cassowary - Cassowary
Lightning Bug - October Song
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Bc Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff
Hazel English - Wake Up!



& More .....

Bombs Of Hades - Phantom Bell EP
Nahko and Medicine for the People - Honor The Earth
The Naked And Famous - Blinding Lights







UPCOMING RELEASES

American Aquarium - Lamentations

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Lamentations is a 10-song rumination on the current state of the world around me. I was raised in the faith and the book of Lamentations was always one that caught my attention. A broken man crying out to the heavens, asking why God sat back and let his country fall apart. Questioning the sheer existence of a higher power in the lowest of times. How could an all loving God sit back and let an entire nation’s cry for help go unanswered? I saw many parallels in that story and the current climate of this country in 2020. There are a large group of people who were promised something in 2016. They are still waiting for those promises to be fulfilled. This is a record about the things that break people. Religion, politics, addiction, love, money, family, history. I believe it is an empathetic look at the other side. A group of stories about losing everything and still finding the will to stand back up and fight for the things that matter the most. - BJ Barham, American Aquarium


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Hot Country Knights - The K Is Silent

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With a sound that recalls Country music's acid washed golden era, the '90s influenced band Hot Country Knights has finally revealed more details about their debut album The K Is Silent, from Capitol Nashville, available May 1st. Produced by Dierks Bentley, the multi-Platinum entertainer also serves as a co-writer on over half of the 10 brawny tracks, serving up one of the most musically satisfying debut albums since 1999. Standout track "You Make It Hard" best represents their High-T philosophy.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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